300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Hello wonderful yogi!
You’re reading this because you’re curious about the 300 hour program, and I’m so pleased it’s peaked your interest. I’ve always maintained that it’s such a good thing that teacher training programs are increasingly common, because as we educate our yogic palettes, we get to deepen and diversify the offerings. Because there are sufficient numbers of people who have their foundational 200 hour program, we now get to go deeper and cover those concepts and practices that are initially peripheral to the facilitation of a basic yoga class.
There are multiple programs out there and you may be doing your research. Here’s what I can tell you about this program: it’s not just reflective of my interests, though we go deep into topics I adore like Ayurveda, it’s reflective of methods that I continue to refine that I believe to be widely applicable regardless of your preferred style of personal practice, teaching practice and community’s needs.
When I started offering teacher trainings, I realized we were educating yoga teachers much the way academia prepares professors: here is the content, what you do with it is up to you. Fingers crossed you’re a decent teacher.
While teaching is intuitive for some, even then we need to explore how we can be of better service, how we can be more healing, more proactive in the honesty of our offerings, and how our personal care and practices help us be effective beings in the world. Every few months I think, “yes, I have arrived in the seat of the teacher!” and then a few months later I learn something new, apply a discovery with success, or read another book, and realize that comfort with the long path is critical to self-compassion in the present. I believe in exploring how we got here, what we’re doing, and if there’s space – and there always is! – to refine our methods.
This is training for people who want a sangha – community. There are some details below, and there are complete details in the 300 Hour Information Package.
You do not have to enroll officially to take modules, but once you do enroll, we’ll take some time together to get to one another - because community is about proximity and conversation along the path.
Our personal and teaching practices are transformative processes that require time for techniques and ideas to reveal their full brilliance. Once we have fully integrated a practice, it’s time to add new fuel through study and studentship. For students who have completed an approved 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training program, the 300 hour program will offer detailed depths that build on that foundation.
The 300 hour program is comprised of 270+ contact hours and 30 non-contact hours distributed between 17 “weekends” of in-class study plus corresponding homework. With official registration in the program, you will have a one-on-one in person or over Skype with Kathryn, and then again toward the end of the program. Upon completion of all required components and submission and approval of homework, students will graduate with a certificate of completion.
The full details of the format are available in the Information Package.
Some of The Modules in the 300 Hour Program include The Yogic Path: History, Philosophy and Theories of Yoga, Contemporary Yoga Culture + Ethics, Functional Movement for Inclusive, Efficient Practice: Integrated Anatomy, Ayurveda Foundations...
The full list of Modules is available in the 300 Hour Information Package available by request.